Pleasure Horse is a sunset over the wide, rolling plains. Warm tones pull you into the present moment – the enchanting hour between day and night. The wind itself sings with a twang that would make Townes Van Zandt proud. Take a seat around the campfire as countryside and story-time unite around a shared flame and an acoustic guitar. Save a spot for Gram Parsons.
Pleasure Horse is Tim Evenson, Ben Mahowald, Sarah Darnall, Jared Isabella and Celeste Heule. Tim is head honcho on lead vocals and guitar, with support from Ben on vocals and lead guitar. Sarah gets hearts racin’ and feet tappin’ with her bass guitarin’. Steady drumming from Jared pushes the show forward while Celeste ties everything together on the keys. This rowdy outfit released the “Lost on the Mountain” EP early in 2017, adding to their “Pleasure Horse” album from 2015 and “No One in Mind” EP from 2012.
Pleasure Horse is that old pair of boots. The ones Woody gave you, with popped seams and cracked leather that speak of gravel roads and open prairie. If you listen close, they tell tales of lost love and hard labor. And they’ll take you everywhere – through country foothills and over rock n’ roll peaks – as the perfect reminder that this land is yours and mine.
Yes, friends, Pleasure Horse is a trusty steed, indeed.
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